The Idea of a Social Science and Its Relation to Philosophy

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Routledge, 1990 - Social Science - 143 pages
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This classic text attempts to locate the social sciences on the intellectual map, utilizing the insights of Wittgenstein. Includes a new preface by the author.

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User Review  - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing

The Idea of a Social Science has become one of the seminal works in sociology. At the time of its publication, sociologists had by and large been fighting for the recognition of sociology as a true ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tylor Lovins - Goodreads

Winch gives a Wittgensteinian critique of modern anthropology and modern social sciences in general. His discussion on rule following makes this book important in and of itself. I think it's ... Read full review

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